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Chicago's top cop recommends officer be fired over 2011 shooting

Chicago's top cop recommends officer be fired over 2011 shooting

Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy has recommended that an officer be fired for lying about his role in an off-duty shooting nearly four years ago, a department source said Wednesday. Officer Francisco Perez has been stripped of his police powers since April. The city agency that investigates shootings involving cops urged McCarthy to fire Perez for shooting a man outside a Mexican restaurant in the East Ukrainian Village neighborhood. After reviewing findings from the Independent Police Review Authority, McCarthy earlier this week recommended to the Chicago Police Board that Perez be fired for lying about what happened during the shooting — but not for actually...

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